South Korea is a priority country for the Centre. A range of visits and missions from the UK to South Korea and vice versa have led to multiple initiatives. In particular, a clean coal-themed mission led by Leeds Energy as part of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office Strategic Programme and Bilateral Programme Funds in October 2013 has provided the starting point for multiple UK-Korea opportunities.
The South Korea Carbon Capture and Sequestration R&D Center (KCRC) have signed an MoU with members of the Centre. Researchers from the University of Edinburgh and Yonsei University have embarked on a three-year KETEP joint project. Further discussions with KCRC are underway regarding their (competitive) attendance opportunities for funding / (invited) attendance to KCRC conferences.
Korean Geological Survey and KIGAM
The Korean Geological Survey as part of Korean Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources (KIGAM) is working with Centre Members on storage monitoring innovation. Dialogue remains strong following meeting at the GCCSI Seoul 2013 meeting.
As part of the October 2013 mission, dialogue continues with the Korea Institute of Energy Research (KIER) with whom Centre Members held a 1 day workshop.
The Korea Institute of Ocean Science and Technology (KIOST) discussed joint research with the Centre as part of de-risking offshore opportunities around South Korea.
Leeds Energy have an agenda in place with Pusan University for Clean Coal technologies.
Other initiatives are in preliminary discussion stages with groups.